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Jan 26, 2013 10:00am EST
and environment. this is one of the most biodiverse countries in the world. we're literally scorching the lungs of the earth. but colombia is bigger than texas and california combined. the same is true of bolivia, the same is true of peru. these are very large land masses, and trying to eradicate coca is like trying to have a war on canned lions in the united states. you know, good luck, it's not possible. nonetheless,ing our drug warriors did this in colombia. so after 12 years of merciless onslaught of eradication, 12 years ago 90% of cocaine in the united states originated from colombia. after a dozen years of intense drug war in colombia, today about 95% of u.s. cocaine originates from colombia. whereas less than 1% originates from bolivia. and the bolivians actually have done much better in terms of eradication of excess coca and interdiction of cocaine, some of its transiting through peru to brazil and argentina, other countries. but also their own illicit cocaine, they've captured and ask seized more of that than previous governments that were very subserve crept to u.s. governments. so
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